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Crabs in Oyster Sauce
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How to Cook Crabs in Oyster Sauce

Crabs in oyster sauce is a simple yet savory Asian crab dish. Cooking this recipe requires the use of alimango or mud crabs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: crabs in oyster sauce
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Manny


  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 Tbsp. ginger chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. rock salt
  • 1 kilo mud crabs or alimango
  • 1 bunch spring onion


    How to cook Crabs in Oyster Sauce:

    • Prepare and clean the mud crabs by washing it in running water and using a toothbrush, clean the shells specially the abdomen, claws and feet.
    • Chop and divide each crab into four pieces. Set aside.
    • Heat sesame oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
    • Saute garlic and ginger until fragrant for 1 minute.
    • Add in oyster sauce, water, salt and sugar.
    • Bring to a boil then simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened.
    • Add in the crabs and spring onion and stir cook to coat the crabs with the sauce.
    • Cover and simmer until the crabs are cooked. Serve hot.